Conversation courses are designed to take all the little things you've learnt in class or elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world and string them together into a flowing, coherent, confident ... CONVERSATION!

This time we're offering short conversation courses (4.5hr) over three nights (Monday 28, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 September). In the 3 x 1.5hr classes you will have the opportunity to revise what you have covered during the term with more targeted conversation practice. At the end of the 3 classes, you will feel more confident and versatile with your spoken Spanish 


Elememtary Conversation (suitable for Elementary 3 - Lower Intermediate 1 students)

Review and practise the topics studied up to the Elementary 4 (equivalent to A1 of CEFR), or if you have done around 45-75 hours of study (Elementary 3 - Lower Intermediate 1). This course is great if you would like to consolidate what you've been learning so far or if you have some knowledge of Spanish and would like to start studies at El Patio. Also good if you have studied some time ago and wish to return to study.

Lower Intermediate Conversation (Lower Intermediate 2 - Upper Intermediate 2)

Suitable if you have completed around 75-135 hours of Spanish study (Lower Intermediate 2 - Upper Intermediate 2) —if you have completed, or are currently in the Lower Intermediate levels (equivalent to A2 of CEFR), or if you have finished first year Spanish at uni. To take this course, it's good to have some understanding of the pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido past tenses. Depending on the level of the group, you'll also get some practice using the pretérito imperfecto. 


Back by popular demand, we'll also be holding our popular 2-hr POR y PARA Special Workshop!

Work on the things you don't understand, in good company and with inspiring teachers.

Por & Para Workshop (2 hours)

Ahh the legendary PARA y PARA conundrum. Legendary because alongside the infamous 'ser or estar' dilemma, this generates the most confusion amongst learners of Spanish. Well, cast that confusion aside with this 2hr workshop. Get clear about the particular uses of each and glean some insight into how they differ so you'll never mix them up again.

This is what you workshop ...

  • The uses of POR
  • The uses of PARA
  • Semantic contrast of POR / PARA
  • Idiomatic expressions / set phrases that use each
  • Exceptions and oddities!

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To enrol in one these 4.5-hour Conversation Intensives please visit: Spring Intensive CONVERSATION Courses

To enrol in the Special Workshop, please visit: Por y Para Workshop

Not sure which course is right for your Spanish level? Test your Spanish level now!

Ready to start learning? Find a class and enrol now!

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